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threatened to stop that, he used all his tools of public service to help him win the battle. here are a couple of those tools he had, neil armstrong, tom stafford, part of a bipartisan coalition to put the united states on a path to go into orbit. as a boy who grew up within a mile and a half of the johnson space center, i saw ralph hall make history, that my kids, your kids, can see americans go into space. one more slide. we've all talked about the children earlier this year, because you did that, my kid said, dad, let's jump out of a plane when i turn 18. thank you, mr. chairman, you made a difference in my life and a difference to so many people. mr. smith: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from florida, bill posey. mr. posey: thank you, mr. chairman. i appreciate the opportunity to join with me colleagues in recognizing chairman ralph hall for his tenure as chairman of the house science committee. during his service, he reached acrong the -- across the aisle and forged bipartisan coalitions to support important legislation and no program, in my view, has benefited more if
. today we have over 60 house democratic women. [applause] not enough. we want more. but all of us who were there, that dozen of us for the time, we took responsibility to try to put more women in congress across the country. i am proud that in california our delegation of democrats is a majority of women, not even counting our two senators. women are empowered in california. i also want to acknowledge that although our members are great here, two of our colleagues have gone on to the senate. senator elect tammy baldwin [applause] senator elect mazie hirono. only the second woman of color to serve in the senate. that is very exciting. unfortunately we do not have kathy hochul this next congress, but the future is soon coming upon -- we know they will be making a great public contribution. so here we are. we are still finishing up some of our campaigns. we are very proud of the success -- as you see here today. why is it important for us to make this statement of the strength of women in the congress of the united states? the house democratic women? because this is where the hopes and d
was the chairman of the whole committee. we had an emergency briefing on may 4, asking bp to give us accurate information with regard to the flow rate into the gulf. the answer to that question, to a very large extent, determined what the response would be on an emergency basis, to deal with the impact of the spill in the gulf of mexico, the harm that it would do to the ocean, the harm that it would do to see life, the harm -- to sea life, the harm that it would do to all those employed in the gulf. it is now clear that bp was lying to congress. they were deliberately lowballing the number, because liability is directly tied to the number of barrels that flow into the ocean. if they are guilty of ordinary negligence, they would be charged with $1,100 per barrel. at 5,000 barrels per day, that is a far smaller fine and 50,000 or 60,000 barrels project -- smaller fine than 50,000 barrels or 60,000 barrels per day. the range of the fine can number from $5 billion to $21 billion. the motive for the law is very clear -- for the lie is very clear, to minimize the overall impact on bp and the other
to afghanistan is long-term, and you cannot wait us out. this is important. because al qaeda, the taliban and other associated forces under pressure in pakistan, continue to view the rugged terrain of northeastern afghanistan especially kunar province as a viable safe haven. a relentless and effective counterterrorism effort conducted by our special operation forces this year made clear we will not allow them to regain that sanctuary. as a result of prolonged military operations, al qaeda has been significantly weakened in afghanistan and pakistan. its most effective leaders are gone. its command and control have been degraded and its safe haven is shrinking. al qaeda's ability to carry out a large-scale attack on the united states has been seriously impacted. and as a result, america is safer from a 9/11-type attack. these gains are real. but it is important to point out that even with these gains, the threat from al qaeda has not been eliminated. we have slowed the primary cancer, but we know that the cancer is also spreading to other parts of the global body. two examples of that sprea
one problem, we get no credit. no greek bank can give us the credit. this is the thing in spain and italy, the credit crunch is one of the biggest problems. my proposal is to go away from austerity by gaining trust by overcoming the credit crunch. and i think at the end, by helping those countries who are nevertheless under the attack of speculator. in the case of italy -- i must admit this is not possible because you need unanimity. it makes no sense that mario monti in italy wants to get a reduction of about 70 billion euros an effect in the budget, three or 4 million a year to finance the separate debt. this is a direct transfer of taxpayers' money into the pockets of speculators. i think the obstacles for the free-trade agreement are enormous. especially on the european side, in my eyes is more ideological founded than it is an expression of an approach. we have some justified question concerning the climate change question. we must be clear, the chance for us to recover is to boost growth worldwide. countries like china or india, in the asian community, or even less in amer
at noon. john also -- join us online at facebook.com/book to be. >> he was vice president for 82 days. truman presided over the senate. nowadays the vice president does not do that unless his vote is needed to break a tie. truman never learned anything from zero fdr or his staff. it was a transition zero knowledge that this not happen anymore. got a phone call from the white house. it to the phone right away. i pick up the phone. at the other and they said -- to the white house as soon as you can. he grabbed his hat. he-out. - he dashed out. they had a car for him. he went to the white house. he was taken to the second floor, which was the family f loor. he looked up and said -- harry, the president is dead. he was in total shock. he said -- what can i do for you? she said -- harry, what can we do for you? you are in trouble now. >> from his early life through his presidency aida donald looks at the light of harry truman's sunday night at 8. >> president obama spoke with reporters today. this is his first news conference since early this year. >> good afternoon, everybody. please have
will be forced to austerity. it will be pledged upon us. we ought to be doing that now before that happens rather than when somebody else is telling us what we are going to do. thank you. >> coming up next, attorney general holder releases the details of the $4.5 billion in the bp oil sediment. ed markey reacted to the settlement with bp. that is followed up by president obama touring a hurricane sandy damage in new york. in 2010, the deep water rights and rid explosion was the worst oil spill. -- rig explosion was the worst oil spill. there was a $4.5 billion settlement case. this briefing is half an hour. >> good afternoon. i'm here with the assistant attorney general from the justice department and the security and exchange commission of enforce. and head of deep water verizon task force and announcing the latest step forward in our ongoing efforts to achieve justice for those whose lives and livelihoods were impacted by the largest environmental disaster in the history of the united states. and to hold accountable those bore responsibility for this tragedy. today in united states state distri
nobody speaks about the intelligence blunder the republicans did that put us in a war with raq, law 2000 american soldiers, and their answer was they had poor intelligence. secondly, my question is, why should anybody believe that governor romney would be good at creating jobs what he was 48 in job guest: well, i'll take the question first. governor romney in the middle oh f a tough economy created almost 50,000 new jobs in massachusetts. let's remember. >> on "washington journal" tomorrow morning we'll look at virge. >> now we'll go to jacksonville florida where mitt romney is to speak shortly. he is with jeb bush. >> you ready to take back the white house? i thought you might be. how did you enjoy five for fighting? he's a really good guy. did you enjoy his song "freedom never cries"? this is an important election. this an election about what the future of america is going to be. is our future going to be more debt and more regulation and more taxes? sor our future going to be in less taxes, less regulations and. nibble mitt romney. he's the right candidate at the right time to be
to paul's plan. many of us supported the republican study budget, which would even -- we felt it made even more sense, because it got to balance in a much shorter amount of time, so i think that's at a minimum where we need to go, because think about it, the white house, their budget didn't get one single vote in the senate or the house. you know, 535-0, whatever, depending on who was present that time. a single yes vote, the senate doesn't come up with one, so certainly that's got to be where we hope to at least get to that level. if we're going to have any chance of solving this problem. >> one other item, things have actually worsened considerably in the outlook that we base that budget on. i believe that's the starting point, but again, sequester is the word around,s and president himself announced in an international debate, we're not doing the sequester. i don't know how he does that by executive order. that's pretty interesting. but if you don't do that, you have the debt ceiling issue and the potential downgrade of your credit, so i think the situation is actually worsened, but tha
in a way that could be used in different forms. it has an additional benefit associated with it. i am in favor of it. i do not think it is remotely plausible within the narrow political discussion we're having today. >> maybe that will be an opportunity to increase the federal gasoline tax even if we go -- don't go to a full carbon tax, it will produce a lot of revenue with 50 cents per gallon federal tax. >> the only problem from a climate perspective, it is a small share of the problem. the problem is really in the energy sector a without a carbon tax you are not directly getting back.t >> >> i think you can design one such way that does not cause too much harm for american industries that compete with folks abroad. consumption tax is difficult if you try to do a value added tax. there are things you can do to tweak the income-tax to make it look like a value added tax. >> at the end of the day, what you think the tax code will look like when these conversations between the president and speaker john boehner are done? what will look like when they are done? >> i think we will hav
himself into an innovative program at walter reed, where they ended up using acupuncture, medication, and other techniques to wean him of all the drugs he was on, and for this program he actually was able to walk out of walter reed on his own 2 feet. i really commend the military for allowing us to tell the story, both the good and the bad, but for recognizing the problem, that there is the problem of over medication, and that they are looking for outside the box ideas on how to fix it. that is sort of the whole basis of the film, the status quo is not working and we need to start looking for outside the box ideas. >> sunday night at 8:00 on "q&a". >> now, president obama's senior campaign staff on tuesday's election results. he spoke with reporters during a half hour conference call looking at a voter turnout, the role of outside money, and at the state of the republican party. >> thanks, everybody, for joining the call today. we have heard from many of you individually. we thought it might be easiest to just do this:what are some things together. it has been roughly 36 hours since
and use the political process to do that. we wish them sleep and some time with family. i want to congratulate all the volunteers for what they did on election day. we had over 109,000 people canvassing on doors, double that on the phones, and they executed a historic ground game. the reason they were motivated to do this it was not because of any analytical tools or tech product that we gave them. they were working to build this campaign because they believe in barack obama and his message and the policy he moved forward -- to move this country forward. that is what won in this election. across battleground states, we are currently sitting at 50.4. i think we will get a little better than president bush's margin in the 2004 election. our margin over republicans declined about 3.7% compared to 2008. 5.3 in non battleground states. millions of ballots are still being counted, 4 million in california alone. sometime today we think we will be officially the winner in florida. as of right now, total turnout and number of voters has increased in colorado, iowa, minnesota, nevada, no
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